Social Saturday

Social enterprises are making a difference in your community and around the world, set up to trade for a social purpose and using business to create a more equal society. They are creating jobs where they’re needed most and tackling some of the biggest challenges we face from homelessness to climate change. They are changing the way we do business and you can support them.

Social Saturday is about championing these businesses. Browse our online marketplace featuring some of the best ethical products out there, find social enterprises and Social Saturday events near you and get involved in the campaign showcasing the impact and strength of the UK’s social enterprise movement.

Brothers We Stand

Brothers We Stand exists to help you discover ethical and sustainable men’s clothing. Every item featured has a footprint tab sharing information about its social and environmental impact.

brotherswestand.com 


Circle Collective

Based on Kingsland High St, Circle Collective supports and showcases the best independent fashion designers from across the UK. Every purchase made in our store helps young people secure life-changing employment. Circle Collective provides training to unemployed young people across London, equipping them with life skills and experience which helps them secure a full-time job. In-fact, we’ve so far helped over 200 young people into work. We stock over 30 different clothing brands, many of which also carry their own unique social messages.  We’ve also supported 5 independent designers to secure ‘Social Enterprise’ funding for their projects.

circlecollective.org


Elvis & Kresse

Elvis & Kresse transforms seemingly useless waste material (such as fire hoses, tea sacks, scrap leather) into handcrafted luxury items. We donate 50% of our profits to charities and communities. 

elvisandkresse.com


From Babies with Love

Every penny of profit from our unique, ethically sourced designs goes to SOS Children, to build and run children’s villages around the world. And in these safe, happy places, abandoned and orphaned children can grow up in a loving family. We started this company to make a difference. And with every gift that you buy, you are too.

frombabieswithlove.org


Hopeful Traders 

We are Hopeful Traders, a social arts project working with people affected by homelessness and mental illness. We collaborate with people affected by these issues on the designs for our ethical clothing brand. We then split profits with the individuals we work with and charities that they choose to support. The brand offers a platform for disadvantaged people to share their creativity, connect with the wider public and tell their story. All our garments are high quality, organic cotton, sourced from Fairwear Certified factories

hopefultraders.com


Juta Shoes

Juta Shoes is a mission-led business supporting low-income and marginalised women into work. We provide free training, a supportive community, and flexible, creative work at the London Living Wage.

We run bespoke shoemaking courses for individuals, groups and companies, where you can design and hand-make your own espadrilles from reclaimed leather. We also sell made-to-order shoes, accessories, and DIY shoemaking kits.

jutashoes.com


Project Sweat

When it comes to leading an active lifestyle, we know you want to do your own thing, no matter how well you do it, but we all share one thing – the annoyance of carrying around sweaty kit afterwards.

Our waterproof bags tidily enclose your activewear while keeping the other contents of your bag from becoming damp.

But beyond being just a good kit bag, we’ve put women at the centre of what we do. Which is why 50 percent of our profits go to our two partner charities - Central St. Martins UAL and Pathways for Promise to help empower women through design and education. 

projectsweat.org/


Stand4Socks

What if socks could change the world? Stand4 make the best socks in the world out of organic cotton and bamboo. Each pair supports a different cause, from education and the environment to gender equality. Using a ‘buy one, give one’ model, each pair of socks has a massive impact in a developing country, from planting ten trees to vaccinating children against measles and more. 

stand4socks.com


Thraedable

Thraedable turns stories of exclusion into ethical clothes that support social projects, partnering with grassroots NGOs to hold workshops of artistic expression with marginalised people around the world, whose drawings inspire Thraedable’s t-shirts and bags -  a canvas to give voice to the voiceless. And through its 50 Threads scheme, Thraedable shares 50% of its profits with its partner NGOs, so that each sale contributes directly to their social projects. What is more, each item is ethically manufactured and hand-printed with water-based inks on 100% organic cotton. #threadingcommunities

thraedable.com


Where Does It Come From? 

Where Does It Come From? is a UK based clothing brand offering high quality basics for adults and children. Our beautiful clothes are created in partnership with social enterprises and artisans – always according to fair trade standards and using sustainable production methods.  Our clothes are traceable too. Using a code on the label our customers can explore their garment’s creation story – where the cotton grew, the traditional processes used and the people involved.  

wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk